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Seriously, why not draft two?

We are sitting in a unique situation this year; there are several factors that would make me salivate to have the Chiefs GM job going into 2013. We have a relatively talented team (except at QB), plenty of cap room, a new (really nice) stadium, and an owner that has shown he's willing to spend the money necessary to win - and did I mention the #1 pick?

(Yeah, I know it's not locked in yet, but go with me on this...)

There are no guarantees, but this is the type of situation where a GM could step in, get a couple of critical decisions right, and make a career name for himself. If I was that GM, I would be focused on my HC and my QBOTF.

Leaving the HC decision aside for the moment, the QB situation is actually easier to resolve. Use the #1 pick on a QB, then use your top pick in the 2nd round on whichever of these QBs is still on the board:

  • Smith
  • Wilson
  • Glennon
  • Murray
  • Bray
  • Nassib

The only way this doesn't work is if 6 QBs are taken in the first round - that hasn't happened in a while and I doubt it happens this year (and I'm not even including Barkley into the mix).

Now, as incredibly genius as this sounds, It could bring about challenges in developing a true #1 QB. Do you want your guy constantly looking over his shoulder afraid to make the high risk/high reward type of decision so common to the great QBs?

I believe the healthy way to make this work is to also bring in a FA QB. Whether he starts the first two games or not is irrelevant - he's there to set an example and mentor both rookies.

You tell your first rounder that he's your guy and he's got a season to prove it. Unless you do something incredibly immature (like chase girls instead of memorizing the playbook) you don't need to look over your shoulder - for now.

You tell your second rounder that his job is to show he should be an NFL starter in his second year - either here or for another team.

There are no guarantees in life, but if I was an aspiring GM that was looking to make a name for myself and set my family up for life this is exactly what I'd do.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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